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American River Bank Foundation (ARBF) Grant

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American River Bank Foundation (ARBF)

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Grants of up to $15,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible counties to address the vital needs of women and children. Funding is intended for programs and organizations that provide assistance to underserved women and children, including but not limited to those that address the following critical needs: food, shelter, education, and safety. Funding may be used to support the general operations of an organization’s mission or for a specific program relating to women and children. Eligible organizations must provide services exclusively to Sonoma, Sacramento, South Placer, or Amador Counties and have the primary office and principal place of business located within this geographic area.

The American River Bank Foundation is committed to supporting organizations that create opportunities, enhance self-esteem, and provide physical and emotional well-being for the most vulnerable women and children in the communities served by American River Bank.

The American River Bank Foundation welcomes proposals from organizations of different sizes, capacities, and scopes of services. The Foundation seeks to support organizations that can demonstrate the significant impact they can make in the community.

Other factors considered are:

  • Clarity of purpose, engagement with the communities served, fiscal responsibility, and accountability
  • Organizational and/or program services and activities and quantifiable impact of a grant
  • Does not duplicate existing community services
  • Diversity of funding sources

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146470

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are typically awarded in amounts up to $15,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant organizations must:
- Be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization
- Provide services exclusively to Sonoma, Sacramento, South Placer, or Amador Counties and have the primary office and principal place of business located within this geographic area
- Have a governing Board of Directors
- Have an Executive Director who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization
- Be in good financial standing

Organizations with annual budgets of less than $1 million, may apply for general operating funds.

The American River Bank Foundation does not fund:
- Individuals; private foundations; and international, fraternal, social or labor organizations
- Political parties, candidates. or lobbying activities
- Capital campaigns
- Advertising, benefits, raffle tickets, golf tournaments, and other fundraising events involving the purchase of tables, tickets, sponsorships, or advertisements
- Religious organizations, unless the program is a secular community outreach program benefiting the community at large (e.g., homeless shelter, food bank)

Pre-Application Information:

2021-2022 Funding Schedule:
- August 1, 2021 Grant Applications Available Online
- September 1, 2021 Application Deadline
- December 31, 2021 or sooner All Grant Applicants Notified
- January 1 - March 31, 2022 Funds Disbursed to Recipients

New Application Process This Year:
If you intend to apply for a grant, you must email the Foundation and request a link to upload your application.
- The link will take you to a secure folder to upload your documents.
- You can access the folder as many time as you like.
- The attached word document is application should be completed and uploaded with the other required documents.

Organizations may apply, regardless if they previously received funding.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please email to request a link to upload your application.

American River Bank Foundation
P.O. Box 276300
Sacramento, CA 95827-6300
(800) 544-0545

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USA: California: Sacramento, Sonoma, South Placer, or Amador Counties

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